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Implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA):The Effects of Trade Procedures on trade flows

14 July 2022

In January 2018, the 10th African Union (AU) Summit of African Heads of States and Governments was held in Kigali. At this occasion, 44 countries had signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. In this study, it is pointed out that ...

Mesas de discusión: “Aportes del Regionalismo Latinoamericano al sistema multilateral de comercio” y “LatinAmerica and China” organizadas en el marco del lanzamiento del WTO Chair en Lima

21 June 2022

Por la tarde se llevaron a cabo dos mesas de discusión que involucraron a distintas Cátedras OMC, de distintas fases. Ambas mesas discutieron respecto a las relaciones de los procesos de integración regionales y el sistema multilateral/mundial del comerci ...

An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of COVID-19 on Trade: Evidence from a Small island economy

16 April 2022

This study investigates the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and related containment measures on the trade system of Mauritius for the period January 2020 to June 2021. As the pandemic spreads across the globe due to high interconnectedness acro ...

Covid-19 Shock: Pass-Through to Consumer Prices in Tunisia, Economic Research Forum Working Paper 1535

21 March 2022

In this paper, we evaluate the pass-through of the COVID-19 shock on international prices and trade policy to consumer prices in Tunisia. Specifically, we evaluate the extent to which changes in import unit values, tariffs, non-tariff measures, and new ex ...

Impact of COVIDE19 on Tunisian Imports, Economic Research Forum Working Paper

19 February 2022

COVID-19 pandemic caused significant disruption of trade flows between countries, revealing the vulnerability of global value chains. This unexpected event sparked a public debate on devising new policies to increase the resilience of value chains. This s ...

“Global value chains in the age of internet: what opportunities for Africa?“

19 February 2022

This chapter analyses the impact of the internet on global value chains (GVCs) in Africa. We investigate the effect of internet adoption on forward participation and backward participation of African countries in GVCs. We conduct the estimations using cou ...

"High growth firms and trade linkages: Imports do matter", published in Small Business Economics

19 February 2022

This paper examines the association between high-growth firm status and global linkages with special focus on the role of imports. We rely on a rich panel data covering all formal firms in Tunisia between 1999 and 2015. Our results show that firms that im ...

Making Trade Agreements Work for Women Empowerment: How Does It Help, What Has Been Done, and What Remains Undone?

17 February 2022

Bahri, A. (2021). Making Trade Agreements Work for Women Empowerment:. Latin American Journal of Trade Policy, 4(11), 6- 24. doi:10.5354/0719-9368.2021.65667 In the recent years, there has been an upsurge in the number of FTAs that are mainstreaming gende ...

Not Just Sea Turtles, Let’s Protect Women Too: Invoking Public Morality Exception or Negotiating a New Gender Exception in Trade

17 February 2022

33 (1) European Journal of International Law (2022). The most common provisions we find in almost all multilateral, regional and bilateral trade agreements are the exception clauses that allow countries to protect public morals, humans, animals or plant h ...

Gender Mainstreaming in Free Trade Agreements: A Regional Analysis and Good Practice Examples

17 February 2022

COVID-19 has played havoc with the global economy, and with it, international trade. Amidst it all, something else has been happening that we need to take account of, i.e., the increasing gender divide. COVID-19 is magnifying the impact of the pre-existin ...